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If you are currently suffering from an excruciating toothache, we’re so sorry! Toothaches are painful and inconvenient and they can affect your life more than you might realize. Toothaches can be tricky at times because there are many different causes, treatments, and symptoms. To help you understand the dental issue a little more, we have provided the answers to the following questions:

What causes a toothache?
There are many things that could cause a toothache, like tooth decay, an abscessed tooth, infected gums, a damaged filling, a tooth fracture, teeth-grinding habits, and repetitive motions like chewing.

What are the symptoms of a toothache?
The toothache symptoms are:

· Tooth pain that is sharp or throbbing. Some say the pain results only when applying pressure to the tooth while others say the pain is constant.
· Swelling in the gums that lie around the tooth
· A fever or headache
· Having foul-tasting drainage from the infected tooth

When should I see my dentist about the toothache?
We want you to feel like you can visit your dentist about any dental issue whenever you feel is necessary. We do see patients, however, after they have experienced the toothache longer than two days, when the toothache is too severe to handle, or when they have a fever or earache associated with the toothache.

If you have any additional questions you need answered or if you need to see your dentist, Dr. [doctor-name], about a treatment for your toothache, call Three Sixty Dentistry today at 661-254-4000 and schedule an appointment. We are here to help you and we are looking forward to solving your toothache problem!